Date of Award

Summer 5-19-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Expressive Therapies


Jason D. Butler, Ph.D., RDT-BCT


This paper describes the use of Robert Landy’s role theory and Role Method for elementary-aged youth in urban communities. Material is presented with discussion on the needs of young people, or individuals under the age of 18, in urban communities. This research examines current literature using current drama therapeutic methods with young people and the theoretical and methodological foundations in Landy’s role theory and Role Method. This paper uses a critical theory lens to critique current practices as well as examining current American Psychological Association’s (APA) code of ethics; and the North American Drama Therapy Association’s (NADTA) code of ethics, diversity mission, and guidelines on cultural responsiveness.

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